GAFIRS volunteers were called to assist a cabin cruiser skipper who had got into trouble after mooring up alongside a Portsmouth pier.
The HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter base in Lee-On-Solent will start flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations from 1pm today.
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was recovered from the scene yesterday and flown to Mayo University hospital Castlebar where sadly she was pronounced dead.
The Irish Coast Guard have confirmed that there has been an incident involving one of its Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopters off the west coast of Ireland.
"Winds that you can't stand up in, seas breaking, whiteness everywhere", an Irishman has described his terror and praised rescuers as "absolute heroes".
Australian yachtsman Shane Freeman has been rescued by a Chinese-flagged grain ship after his yacht Mushka was knocked down and dismasted 300NM west of Chile.
Whilst on route a further call was received that it was not a craft on fire but the actual light buoy itself.
The boat owner had swam out approximately 50m in the dark and very cold conditions as he was concerned for the safety of his vessel.
Thirteen British crew and one US national were rescued after their 60ft yacht, the Clyde Challenger, dismasted due to bad weather, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Offshore partrol vessel LÉ James Joyce rescued an Irish yachtsman from a sinking boat in difficult sea conditions, off the south coast of Ireland.
The MAIB’s report on the investigation of the fatal man overboard from the ocean rowing boat Toby Wallace in the North Atlantic Ocean has been published.
The Coastguard's new AW189 helicopter and trial Jetstream aircraft came through their ‘water baptism’ yesterday after participating in ‘Exercise Top Cover’
A 10-metre yacht, the Joie de Vivre, was rescued after sustaining steering gear and other damage when it struck an underwater object off Llandudno's Little Orme headland.
‘On the 15th day of our crossing our rudder completely disintegrated and we were left with no steering’
The UK Coastguard co-ordinated an extensive search and rescue effort after a 90m cargo ship sank off the Kent coast, in Force 9 north westerly winds.
The coastguards have reached Thomas Ruyant’s boat and two sailors have gone on board with a pump. Thomas told his team that he now hopes he can save his boat.…
It is not too soon, as the situation has grown worse with the Vendée Globe boat sinking her bow down into the water.
The lifeboat crew were tasked to a yacht, about 10m in length anchored to the North Thanet buoy, some 13 miles east of Ramsgate, and on arrival at the scene…
After taking on water following a collision with an unidentified floating object in the South Indian Ocean, Vendée Globe's Kito de Pavant has been rescued.
The single-handed sailor aboard found he had no power, lights or VHF radio after several abortive attempts to start the boat’s engine.